Estrogen is the main hormone in the female body and is responsible for many of the changes that are seen after menopause. Lack of sexual drive, increase in body fat (especially around your abdomen), worry about fractures are just some of the changes that happen. So what can you do about this? Do you have to just accept it? No way!
Estradiol is a bioidentical hormone that can be given to help with these and many other issues that surface after menopause. Estradiol can help increase sexual desire, as well as make sex a more pleasurable experience. How? Estradiol helps to prevent atrophy of the vagina and external genitalia. At the same time, it also helps to treat urinary incontinence and UTI’s.
Ever wake up in the middle of the night with hot flashes? Soaked bed sheets? Estradiol helps with this too by decreasing menopausal hot flashes and helping the body with temperature dysregulation.
What about chronic conditions? Estradiol protects against heart disease and memory disorders. It also helps to maintain bone density, lowering your risk for a fracture from osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Why do I need testosterone, too?
Women have many of the same difficulties as men but many times, testosterone is not thought of as being the solution because it is not the main hormone associated with women. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t need it. Because women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis and osteopenia, it is just as important, if not more, that women maintain muscle mass and bone density. Testosterone is a key to preventing these diseases, which can lower the risk for fractures. Testosterone also improves body composition and can help to maintain muscle strength while decreasing that stubborn body fat that just won’t seem to go away , no matter how much you work out. Throw in an increase in metabolism, and we can help you on your way to feeling better.
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